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Adrenaline for anaphylaxis or CPR

500mcg IM

1mg ever 3-5 minutes 1 in 10'000

2

Hydrocortisone for anaphylaxis

100-300mg IV

3

Chlorphenamine for anaphylaxis

10mg IM or IV

4

Atropine for bradycardia post MI

500mcg every 3-5 minutes maximum 3mg per course IV

5

Aspirin for N/STEMI

300mg PO daily

6

Clopidogrel for Stroke or TIA in those allergic to aspirin

75mg once daily PO

7

Calcium gluconate for acute hyperkalaemia

10-20ml 10% slow IV and adjusted to ECG improvement

8

Dextrose/Insulin for ketoacidosis

50 units of insulin in 50ml of saline at 0.1unit/kg/h

10% glucose given once blood glucose concentration falls below 14mmol/l at 125ml/hour as well as saline infusion

9

Hypoglycaemia

Dextrose 15-20g over 15 minutes as 10% or 20%

3-4 teaspoons of sugar dissolved in water

4-7 glucose tablets

150-200ml of pure fruit juice

Glucagon 1mg IV/IM

After BM above 4mmol/l give long acting carbohydrate

10

Diazepam for Status epileptics

10mg and then 10mg after 10 minutes if still required IV

10-20mg and then 10-20mg after 10-15minutes per rectum

11

Lorazepam for Status epileptics

4mg then another 4mg 10 minutes later IV into a large vein

12

Salbutamol nebuliser for COPD/asthma

5mg repeat every 20-30 minutes given via oxygen driven nebuliser

13

Prednisolone in asthma

40-50mg daily for at least 5 days

14

Naloxone

400mcg IV
800mcg x 2 at 1 min interval if no response to preceding dose
2mg once if still no response